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Geography: Oslo - is the capital and the most populous city in Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality. Oslo occupies an arc of land at the northernmost end of the Oslofjord. The fjord, which is nearly bisected by the Nesodden peninsula opposite Oslo, lies to the south; in all other directions Oslo is surrounded by green hills and mountains. There are 40 islands within the city limits, the largest being Malmøya, and scores more around the Oslofjord. Oslo has 343 lakes, the largest being Maridalsvannet.

Date of foundation: 1048

History: Founded in the year 1040, and established as a "kaupstad" or trading place in 1048 by King Harald III, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 reduced its influence. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, the city was moved closer to Akershus Fortress during the reign of King Christian IV and renamed Christiania in his honour. It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838. Following a spelling reform, it was known as Kristiania from 1877 to 1925, at which time its original Norwegian name was restored.

Population: 658 390

Sights:

Oslo. Airport Fornebu, 1939
Airport Fornebu, 1939
Oslo. Akersgaden
Akersgaden
Oslo. Bus outside Vestbanestasjonen, circa 1920
Bus outside Vestbanestasjonen, circa 1920
Oslo. Delicatessen and Cafe
Delicatessen and Cafe
Oslo. Dronningen restaurant
Dronningen restaurant
Oslo. Egertorget Karl Johansgate Tidlig 1900-tall
Egertorget Karl Johansgate Tidlig 1900-tall
Oslo. Egertorget
Egertorget
Oslo. En brakkefasade pa Etterstad i august 1961
En brakkefasade pa Etterstad i august 1961
Oslo. Enerhaugen, circa 1950
Enerhaugen, circa 1950
Oslo. Graduates celebrating Norway's national day 17th of May in 1915
Graduates celebrating Norway's national day 17th of May in 1915
Oslo. Grensen
Grensen
Oslo. Henrichsensgate med St. Hanshaugens meieri, 1915
Henrichsensgate med St. Hanshaugens meieri, 1915
Oslo. Holbergs Plads, 1911
Holbergs Plads, 1911
Oslo. Homansbyen. Kiosk og hestekjerrre, 1905
Homansbyen. Kiosk og hestekjerrre, 1905
Oslo. Hotel Continental, Theatercafeen, 1910
Hotel Continental, Theatercafeen, 1910
Oslo. Karl Johansgate ved Stortinget tidlig 1900-tall
Karl Johansgate ved Stortinget tidlig 1900-tall
Oslo. Old Aker Brygge
Old Aker Brygge
Oslo. Oslo from the air, 1906
Oslo from the air, 1906
Oslo. Railway station
Railway station
Oslo. Rundt Boltelokken
Rundt Boltelokken
Oslo. The 1914 jubilee in Oslo, celebrating the 1814 constitution
The 1914 jubilee in Oslo, celebrating the 1814 constitution
Oslo. The Royal Palace, 1906
The Royal Palace, 1906
Oslo. Universitetsplassen ved folkeavstemmingen, 1905
Universitetsplassen ved folkeavstemmingen, 1905
Oslo. Ved kjottdisken i Johs. Lindes kolonoalforretning pa Sagene 2. juni 1961
Ved kjottdisken i Johs. Lindes kolonoalforretning pa Sagene 2. juni 1961

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